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date: 18 March 2019

abbreviations 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Author(s):
Michael KennedyMichael Kennedy, Joyce BourneJoyce Bourne

Signs whereby writing‐out of phrases or groups of notes may be abbreviated. For example, continued repetition of a note is indicated by crossing its stem with one or more strokes to show the required sub‐division into smaller values (for triplets or groups of 6 the figures 3 or 6 are added above the notes); and a passage to be played in octaves may be written asa single line, with the words ... ...

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